I saw a tweet yesterday from the incredibly insightful Hugh MacLeod of Gaping Void yesterday:
Society tends to despise artists both for selling out and/or being poor. I find that humorous.
Work hard at your passion and find some way to monetize it. By making money, you support yourself doing the thing you love. By making money, you allow yourself to become the author of your own life, and those in your shpere of influence.
Money is not the root of all evil, as some would have you think. It is a shared stored energy source that we’ve agreed to use as a society. That’s it. Having no money makes you no more spiritual. It makes it hard for you to build a career that you get success and satisfaction from.
Now is following your bliss and making money easy? No, of course not. If it was, most people would choose to do something they liked. But, just because it is difficult and you will meet some challenges, why give up before you even begin?